Meal Plan Easy with Themes

Meal Planning doesn’t have to be hard.

If you struggle to decide what you are going to have to eat each night, then you need to meal plan right.

One of the reasons I like to meal plan is that it gives me structure.  That, and I don’t overspend and waste food when shopping.

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As someone who works in a supermarket,  I don’t want to be there any longer than I have to.

A few years ago I went to a Pete Evans & Luke Hines workshop for the Paleo Way.

It was mentioned in this workshop about cooking your meals around a theme.  Then, the penny dropped for me, and this theme idea revolutionised how I planned my meals for the week.

Then I came across the SBS documentary For the Love of Meat (2016).  This documentary made me rethink my meat consumption and thus changed the way I planned my meals again.

As a family, we eat 2 meat-free meals a week.  We dedicate Mondays & Thursdays as our vegetarian/vegan days.  Occasionally on a Saturday when the kids aren’t home, Tom & I will sneak in another meat-free meal.

Once you start meal planning around themes, you will find it so much more enjoyable to cook.  It also means that you can easily rotate family favourites.

Meal Theme Inspiration

  • Meat Free
  • Soup
  • BBQ
  • Grill
  • Roast
  • Braise
  • Fish/Seafood
  • Mexican aka Taco’s
  • Pasta
  • Curry
  • Slow Cooker
  • Pizza
  • Leftovers
  • Brinner aka Breakfast for dinner
  • Asian
  • Burgers
  • Casserole

The ideas are endless.

Yes, you can incorporate two themes as well.  Who said you can’t?  We do an excellent Faux Butter Chicken regularly.  We might have it this week.

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